UPDATE: Health Department Found No Deficiencies In Relation to July's Resident Assault

A state Health Department investigation of the nursing home where an 88-year-old resident attacked his 91-year-old roommate has found that the facility had no way of predicting the event. The alleged attacker has been transferred to a psychiatric facility, the report said.

The cause of death is still pending, but as mentioned in our earlier report, preliminary results show that the death was not related to the attack.
The state Health Department investigated actions by facility employees before and after the alleged attack and found no deficiencies.
Investigators said they reviewed records and interviewed employees and residents, but found no evidence the roommates had prior conflicts or that the alleged attacker had behaved aggressively before the incident.

The suspect's therapist told investigators the man has severe dementia and thinks he is living in the 1930s. The Yukon Police Department is continuing its investigation. The facility Administrator has released a statement Thursday saying nursing center employees are extremely saddened by events of the last few days and were cooperating with investigators. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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